Free Knitting Baby Blanket Pattern for Beginners
This easy baby blanket pattern knits up FAST with chunky yarn. I encourage our visitors to try this knitting pattern with a bulky cotton or cashmere yarn, as chunky as you can find, for added body and less time spent on the project.
Wool is lovely but a blanket made from wool yarn might be too scratchy for a newborn's delicate skin.
Crafters that make their own Christmas presents or gifts for a baby shower know that it is never advisable to wait until cold weather to start looking for patterns or yarn. The best time to start knitting baby gifts for Christmas is in early spring.
Actually, you should start knitting right after the Christmas holidays so that you will have time to have your stash of gifts ready for showers as well as plenty for the holidays!
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Embroider the baby's date of birth with a contrasting yarn, or have the blanket monogrammed with baby's initials to personalize your free baby knitting pattern.
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500gms of a thick bulky cotton or wool yarn to suit gauge. I would love to try knitting this
personalized blanket in washable cashmere baby yarn. A hand knit cashmere crib blanket would not be as easy care or
as quick to knit, but no other yarn is so soft! They say that is a washable cashmere yarn but I've yet to try it. I'll have to make a note to shop the end of season sales, discount or
wholesale outlets for the best prices on cashmere yarn.
18 stitches to 10cm over pattern stitch
90cm long x 67.5cm wide
Cast on 126 stitches and work according to the following instructions:
Knit 6 rows to form the crib blanket's border
Every row: *Knit3, Purl3; repeating to your last 3 stitches, Knit3
Continue until work is the size you want for baby's crib
Knit 6 rows
Finishing: Finish your loose ends by darning them in on the wrong side of the completed baby
blanket, block and finish by sewing a luxurious satin blanket binding around the edges.
Congratulations on completing your custom handknit crib blanket for your baby's nursery bedding set.
For more ideas for making your own baby nursery accessories, baby quilts, and baby woodworking projects return to the baby patterns
page and don't forget to visit us often to see the latest in items to use in decorating a nursery inspired by the projects in the photo gallery on Unique Baby Gear Ideas
or to find the perfect gift for the next baby shower!